[Owasp-board] Executive Director Report

Samantha Groves samantha.groves at owasp.org
Wed Apr 30 16:13:17 UTC 2014


In regard to staff only running the the merch store. Some of us were
panelist/speakers at this particular event as well. ;-) Not to mention,
some of us were actually helping run the event doing things that might not
be so visible to attendees. ;-)


On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 1:00 AM, Eoin Keary <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:

> Nice work....yay
> Initial thoughts after skimming through the report this morning.
>
> So credit cards for volunteers is madness. Volunteers have no contract of
> employment and nothing to adhere to. Credit cards for volunteers open the
> foundation up to significant unnecessary risk.
>
> What also stands out to me is the chapter funds, allocation is 10 times
> project allocation. Is has grown by over 10% since last year. It's not
> being used quite obviously.
>
> I don't see why we don't have a global referendum to seize dormant funds
> for the benefit of the foundation?
>
> Travel expenses are pretty large. Do we need all staff at every appsec
> event? Staff spending their time selling tshirts or registration can be
> done more cheaper with local volunteers. This is a waste of recourses from
> a time and travel expenditure standpoint.
>
> Suggestion; Volunteers/board members and staff should be allocated a
> budget per year for travel. Once exhausted it needs to be approved by ED +
> Board.
>
> Is spending 000's on hotels and aeroplanes changing the face of software
> security or simply increasing OWASPs carbon footprint?
>
>
>
> Eoin Keary
> Owasp Global Board
> +353 87 977 2988
>
>
> On 30 Apr 2014, at 07:21, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:
>
> Sarah,
>
> Nice work on the ED report - 12 pages full of lots of good info. Including
> the links with more info there's a ton of data in there.
>
> Lots to chat about during tomorrow's call.
>
>
> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1uQLJi0Hghlfe7AkMEWpm6yUmqIhtuSn-b4PHHH1eORE/edit
>
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